Author: Marco Giuliani
Published: Rivista italiana di Politiche Pubbliche 2005(3): 15–55 (2005)
There have been different seasons in the analysis of the Italian parliament and its legislative process, each one characterised by peculiar research questions. While «growing older», this field of inquiry has increasingly relied, both in its quantitative and qualitative variations, on some standardized research designs and operationalizations. This article addresses some methodological questions regarding the validity and consistency of the established research choices made in the investigation of the Italian parliament, its activities and internal dynamics.